Melina started dancing tango in 1995, teaching in 2001 and travelling internationally in 2006. In cooperation with her dance-partner Detlef Engel, she developed a unique teaching philosophy and method and built up a solid tango career based on high quality standards, authenticity and reliability. Melina works with students all over Europe and the USA, trains tango-teachers, organises local and international events and has produced a Book + DVD that cover the most important basics of this beautiful dance. Her dedication has helped form a European community of dancers, who cherish a close embrace to traditional music and dance a modern tango, free from pre-defined steps.
Melina wants to share her experience with other tango dancers, teachers, djs and organisers to help them to develop their dance and their communities, to organise great events, to develop their work-related skills and to find students who share their philosophy.